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Holding Thoughts Hostage

By Lisa Tobias, GFC South Tampa I have a daughter who challenges me and often exhausts me. If you’ve ever dealt with a defiant child then you’ve probably experienced the roller coaster of thoughts and emotions that comes with constantly trying to figure out another way to discipline that child. After all, we are to “train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 One year when she was experiencing extreme anxiety at school and fits of rage at home, I was in the process of trying to get her the right help, but I had a complete meltdown myself. I’m sure you’ve had meltdowns before? Gone through a box of tissues? Me too. But this one was different. I wasn’t just sobbing uncontrollably; I was spewing hateful and destructive words at myself. Whoa. Proverbs 23:7
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The Greatest Gift

By Kari Dickerson   It was a brisk November day in Minnesota and I had just arrived to attend my dear Aunt Bev’s 90th birthday celebration, and I was so
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Homecoming

By Lisa Crumbley   Recently, this world lost one of the most inspiring spiritual leaders it has ever know. The Reverend Billy Graham, who was known as America’s pastor, has
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One Chance

By Aly Rivera     When I first meet someone, I often share my name, exchange a handshake, a smile or maybe even a hug. I would bet you do
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Grace

By Leah Martorana   Grace. It’s a word casually tossed around in Christian circles. But have you ever stopped to think about what it really means.  How have you experienced
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Clear Heart and Mind

By Sarah Doering   Does anyone ever feel overwhelmed by what you see when you walk into your home?  Do you wish you had more time in your day?  Do
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An Unexpected Surprise

By Sharon Altman   Recently my husband Wayne and I were on a trip to Chicago – what a fantastic city! Millennium Park, the Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile. More
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